older or elder (designating the older of two men bearing the same name, as a father whose son is named after him, often written as Sr. or sr. following the name): I’d like to speak with the senior Mr. Hansen, please.
I’m privileged to introduce Mr. Edward Andrew Hansen, Sr.
Compare junior (def 1).
of earlier appointment or admission, as to an office, status, or rank:
a senior partner.
of higher or the highest rank or standing.
(in American schools, colleges, and universities) of or relating to students in their final year or to their class.
(in certain American colleges and universities) of or relating to the final two years of education, during which a student specializes in a certain field of study.
of, for, or pertaining to a senior citizen or senior citizens as a group:
senior discounts on local bus fares.
of earlier date; prior to:
His appointment is senior to mine by a year.
Finance. having a claim on payments, assets, dividends, or the like prior to other creditors, mortgages, stockholders, etc.
a person who is older than another.
a person of higher rank or standing than another, especially by virtue of longer service.
(in the U.S.) a student in the final year at a high school, preparatory school, college, or university.
a fellow holding senior rank in a college at an English university.
a senior citizen.
(initial capital letter) a member of the Girl Scouts from 14 through 17 years of age.
higher in rank or length of service
older in years: senior citizens
of or relating to adulthood, maturity, or old age: senior privileges
of, relating to, or designating more advanced or older pupils
of or relating to a secondary school
(US) of, relating to, or designating students in the fourth and final year at college
a senior person
an elderly person
a senior pupil, student, etc
a fellow of senior rank in an English university
(mainly US) being the older: used to distinguish the father from the son with the same first name or names: Charles Parker, Senior Abbreviation Sr, Sen
- Senior aircraftman
noun 1. a rank in the Royal Air Force comparable to that of a private in the army, though not the lowest rank in the Royal Air Force
- Senior bit
[IBM] Synonym meta bit. [Jargon File]
noun, U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. 1. a noncommissioned officer ranking above a chief petty officer and below a master chief petty officer. Abbreviation: SCPO.
noun 1. an elderly or aged person, especially one who is retired. senior citizen noun 1. an old age pensioner
- Senior common room
noun 1. (in British universities, colleges, etc) a common room for the use of academic staff Compare junior common room